Posts tagged as 'Canada'

Fri 15.7.

Fogo Island Artists Studios by Saunders Architecture (NO)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.07.2011 - Tagged as: ,

Fogo Island Artists Studios by Saunders Architecture; photo by Bent Rene´Synnevåg and Saunders Architecture

Saunders Architecture, the Bergen-based practice established by the Canadian architect Todd Saunders has recently completed this awe-inspiring Long Studio, one of six artist studios designed for the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Located within the spectacular scenery of Canada’s remote Fogo Island, the 120-square-meters structure ‘will house two parallel programs run by the Fogo Island Arts Corporation‘; a residency program aimed at international contemporary artists of various disciplines and a production program which will focus on workshops, art projects, seminars and exhibits in partnership with professionals of different backgrounds. (more…)

Fri 27.5.

Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects (CA)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects; photo by James Dow''

The award-winning Vancouver-based practice Patkau Architects has realised these sculptural temporary skating shelters in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. Executed in double-layered flexible plywood, the shelters are located at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers which transform into miles-long skating trails during harsh winter months (Winnipeg is the coldest city of its size outside of Siberia). Each of the intimate snug-looking structures has been designed to accommodate a limited amount of skaters at a time. (more…)

Thu 24.3.

‘hobo lantern’ by molo (CA) at Milan Design Week

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 24.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'hobo lantern' tyvek bag by molo

Without using names – we all know what kind of effect flashy (maybe golden) press bags can have during Milan’s Design Week. This year the Canadian manufacturer molo will introduce this nice and handy accessory, a tyvek bag with an energy-efficient LED light source glowing through the delicate pattern of translucent fibres. ‘hobo lantern’ will be available on on April 12, 2011 – the first day of Design Week in Milan!


Mon 20.12.

‘Nagi’ apartment interior by UUfie (JP/CA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 20.12.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Nagi' ("the calm of the sea") by UUfie

The Japan and Canada based architectural practice UUfie, founded by Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit Chan, realised this beautiful and highly flexible interior design of an apartment for a young family. The spacial concept is characterised by light and translucent curtains suspended on two curved steel railings of 13m and 4.5m in lengt.


Mon 6.12.

‘Cappello’ by molo (CA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.12.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Cappello' by molo

The Canadian manufacturer molo, especially known for its sophisticated paper furniture and room deviders, recently unveiled a new floor lamp. ‘Cappello’ is lit by LED. The lampshade, a paper “cap” – or cappello in Italian – is set upon a cylinder of soft white Carrara marble. The cylinder piece actually comes out of the hole bored through the marble block-shaped base for Arco, the iconic floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers and manufactured by Flos.


Thu 8.7.

‘Cloud Softlight’ by molo (CA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 08.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Cloud Softlight' by molo

The Canadian manufacturer molo is specialised in flexible honeycomb structures made from paper and textiles of which they create room deviders, furniture and interior lighting. ‘Cloud Softlight’ is the newest product of the Vancouver based company. It is available in four different sizes and can create a luminous overhead canopy, hung in clusters, tailored to the individual space they are shaping. Light source: LED


The Integral House, photo by James Dow, Edmonton, Albert

The Toronto based practice Shim – Sutcliffe Architects realised this house for architecture, music and performance located at the edge of a Toronto ravine. With a discerning eye for the detail the duo created a premium venue which is characterised by serpentine walls made of vertical glass separated by projecting oak fins.

The Integral House, photo by Ed Burtynsky, Toronto

“The section of the house parallels the experience of descending the ravine slope as well as ascending above into the tree tops. The key moment in your journey through the project is a performance space for 150 people to gather located a full floor below your entry level and visually intertwined with the ravine landscape. Upper level dining and living areas double as balconies during a performance providing additional seating overlooking the performance space.

Each of the project’s five stories on the ravine side has a different and emphatic relationship to the ravine landscape. At the lower floors, the experience of the forest floor is primary. As one ascends through the house, both the palette and spatial experiences lightens until you are in the airy tree tops.”

The Integral House, photo by Ed Burtynsky, Toronto

“Sustainability is integrated into the project and not considered as features. Beneath the entry driveway, twenty-three geothermal pipes provide heating and cooling for the main performance space and rest of the residence. The demands of an assembly space for larger events and gatherings necessitated an approach that is simultaneously energy efficient and also extremely quiet both inside and outside given its prime location in the heart of a large urban metropolis and along a ravine edge. The project’s extensive green roof reduces the heat island as well as being a visual feature viewed from many parts of the project. The vertical wooden fins provide sun shading on the exterior as well as contributing to the acoustical performance of the performance space on the interior. Materials have been selected for their aesthetic contribution as well as their enduring qualities based on life cycle costing calculations.”

The Integral House, photo by James Dow, Edmonton, Alberta

The Integral House, photo by James Dow, Edmonton, Alberta

The Integral House, photo by Bob Gundu, Toronto

to the Shim – Sutcliffe Architects profile @ Architonic

Thu 4.3.

’28’ by Omer Arbel for Bocci (CA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.03.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'28.7' by Omer Arbel for Bocci

In collaboration with the Vancouver based designer Omer Arbel, the Canadian manufacturer Bocci realised this new series of suspension lights.

“28 is a result of a glass blowing technique developed by Omer Arbel whereby air is intermittently blown in and then sucked out of an intermittently heated and then cooled glass matrix.”

'28.7' by Omer Arbel for Bocci

“The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which houses a low voltage (12V, 20W halogen/xenon) or LED (12V, 0.3W) lamp.”

Due to this process every ’28’ is slightly different and therefore unique.

'28.7' by Omer Arbel for Bocci

’28’ comes in different sizes – from ‘28.1’, with only one sphere, up to ‘28.19’.

'28.19' by Omer Arbel for Bocci

more Bocci products @ Architonic